Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod St Mark Lutheran Church Bloomington / Normal Illinois


St. Mark Lutheran Church

Bloomington / Normal, Illinois


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Church History

  • April 2013
       -   Pastor Paul Jenkins is installed
  • November 2008
       -   St. Mark celebrates 35th Anniversary
  • July 1999
       -   Pastor Paul Waldschmidt is ordained / installed
  • May 1999
       -   25th Anniversary and new building dedication
  • December 1998
       -   First worship service in new chapel held on Christmas Eve
  • April 1998
       -   Ground breaking for new chapel / classrooms
  • July 1995
       -   Synod operating subsidy is discontinued, congregation is now self-sufficient
  • February 1990
       -   Pastor Daniel Schumann is installed
  • September 1989
       -   Little Lamb Preschool opens
  • July 1986
       -   Pastor David Ehlers is ordained / installed
  • October 1984
       -   Built the present parsonage
  • Septebmer 1981
       -   Dedication of new Worship, Education, and Fellowship facility
  • April 1981
       -   First worship service in new facility held on Easter Sunday
  • November 1980
       -   Broke ground on new worship facility
  • May 1979
       -   Purchased 2.3 acres at 1710 W. College Ave Normal IL
  • June 1978
       -   Pastor Philip Schupmann is ordained / installed
  • March 1976
       -   Purchased first parsonage
  • July 1974
       -   Pastor Steven Staude ordained / installed
  • May 1974
       -   Mission status is granted
       -   St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church name is adopted
  • September 1973
       -   First service is held attended by 24 people
  • May 1973
       -   Exploratory status is granted